FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end-outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Coach Arthur Smith would not say whether Fowler tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The team previously this week placed tight end Lee Smith, offensive lineman Willie Wright, defensive tackle John Atkins and defensive end […]
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — New coach Arthur Smith felt a few jitters on his first day of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. Once the first horn sounded on the field, however, Smith jumped right in and took charge. “My mind was working on trying to get some sleep last night,” he said Thursday. […]
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will have limitations on their offensive line on their first practice of training camp after placing two linemen, including starting right tackle Kaleb McGary, on the physically unable to perform list. Also placed on the PUP list Wednesday was offensive tackle Matt Gono. He wore a neck […]
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Mike Davis couldn’t wait to check in for his first training camp with his hometown Atlanta Falcons. “I’m here early,” Davis said Tuesday. “I think that speaks for a lot. I got here about 8. I’m just ready to go.” Davis had an edge over many of his new teammates. […]
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round pick Kyle Pitts, the tight end from Florida. Pitts signed the four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. The Falcons have signed each of their nine selections in this year’s NFL draft. Pitts, the No. 4 overall pick, is expected to play a […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith delivered a frank answer when asked about entering his first season as the Atlanta Falcons’ coach without Julio Jones. “I don’t worry about players I never coached,” Smith said following Tuesday’s opening day of mandatory minicamp. Jones was traded to Tennessee on Sunday in a move that allowed the financially […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has agreed to a deal with Atlanta for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, allowing the Falcons to clear salary cap space while the Titans get help for Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown. Both teams confirmed the trade Sunday. The Falcons will receive the Titans’ second-round pick […]
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program Tuesday without longtime star receiver Julio Jones, who apparently has no intention of returning to a rebuilding team that is still struggling to get under the salary cap. Rookie coach Arthur Smith was tight-lipped about the Falcons’ options, but insisted that he doesn’t begrudge […]